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  • Quebec raises coronavirus alert level for Montreal, other regions as situation becomes ‘critical’

    Source: https://globalnews.ca/news/7335698/q...9-sept-15/amp/


    By Kalina Laframboise & Annabelle Olivier Global News
    Posted September 15, 2020 9:59 am EST
    Updated September 15, 2020 5:23 pm EST
    During a Tuesday news conference, Quebec Premier François Legault urged residents to avoid private gatherings "as much as possible" after saying the majority of new coronavirus cases are from community transmissions between friends and families. Quebec announced a total of eight regions in the province are now in the yellow zone, which will mean more police intervention, targeted screening, and more inspections.


    The alert levels for the Montreal, Montérégie, Chaudière-Appalaches and Bas-Saint-Laurent regions have been raised amid an upward trend of novel coronavirus cases.

    Quebec Premier François Legault announced the update Tuesday, saying a total of eight regions in the province are now in the yellow zone, which calls for an early warning.

    As a result, Legault is asking citizens to limit their private gatherings as much as possible to stem the tide of COVID-19.

    “The situation is critical and worrisome,” he said. “And we have to react now. It’s the responsibility of each Quebecer.”

    Legault said he is worried for children and that the province cannot close schools, where 377 infections have been reported to date. The uptick in cases could also overwhelm hospitals, he added.

    “Right now we have a health-care system that is very fragile,” said Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé....

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    Source: https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/quebec-r...-may-1.5111822

    Quebec reports 427 more positive COVID-19 cases, most since the end of May
    Daniel J. Rowe
    CTV News Montreal Digital Reporter
    Published Saturday, September 19, 2020 11:18AM EDT Last Updated Saturday, September 19, 2020 11:33AM EDT

    MONTREAL -- Quebec public health authorities announced a dramatic increase in the number of positive COVID-19 tests in the province Saturday.

    Officials said there were 427 more positive cases confirmed in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 67,080.

    The last time Quebec reported 427 cases in one day was May 29. It was also the last time the province recorded over 400 new cases in one day.

    In the past 24 hours, two more people died due to the disease. Three of the deaths happened between Sept. 11-17.

    The total number of deaths in the province due to the disease is now 5,797...

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    • #3
      Source: https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/three-qu...pike-1.5112432

      Three Quebec regions likely to move from 'yellow' to 'orange' alert as COVID-19 numbers spike
      Daniel J. Rowe
      CTV News Montreal Digital Reporter
      Published Sunday, September 20, 2020 10:32AM EDT Last Updated Sunday, September 20, 2020 1:28PM EDT


      MONTREAL -- Quebec's public health authorities will hold a rare news conference Sunday night and everything suggests the Montreal, Quebec City and Chaudiere-Appalaches regions will go from yellow (early warning) level to orange (alert) level as COVID-19 cases spike in the three regions.

      A well-placed source has told CTV News that the Legault government is giving itself a few hours to finalize the decision, but that it is likely.

      Quebec public health authorities announced Sunday that there were 160 new COVID-19 cases on the Island of Montreal in the past 24 hours (31,309 total), 92 more in Quebec City (2,969 total) and 19 more in Chaudiere-Appalaches (907 total).

      Quebec COVID-19 numbers continue to surge with 462 new cases reported

      The move from yellow to orange may mean bars and restaurants will need to close their dining areas...

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      • #4
        Source: https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/red-aler...ases-1.5113409

        'Red alert' looms in parts of Quebec, warns Arruda, as province reports 586 new COVID-19 cases
        Amy Luft
        Supervising Producer, Digital Content CTV News Montreal
        Published Monday, September 21, 2020 11:22AM EDT Last Updated Monday, September 21, 2020 2:57PM EDT

        MONTREAL -- With 586 new cases of COVID-19 and ten more hospitalizations reported on Monday, Quebec's public health minister issued a stern warning.

        Dr. Horacio Arruda urged Quebecers to be cautious, follow COVID-19 guidelines and limit gatherings to six people, saying some regions currently classified as "orange zones" under the province's regional alert system, could turn to "red" if people don't exercise vigilance.

        New cases surged on Monday by more than 100 from the day before, when 462 new cases were reported.

        The provincial total now stands at 68,128 cases of COVID-19.

        Montreal reported 219 new cases for a total of 31,528, while the Quebec City region reported 92 cases for a total of 3,061 and the Monteregie reached a total of 10,014 after reporting 76 new cases.

        It is very likely that regions including Montreal, Quebec City, Mauricie and Beauce-Appalaches will eventually head into the "red zone" if the current behaviour of citizens remains the same, said Arruda.

        The public health director specified that cases will continue to rise if the number of gatherings continues without respecting the distancing...

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        • #5


          Coronavirus live updates: Dubé chides Montreal health official for comparing COVID-19 to seasonal flu


          Quebec reports 489 new cases, 20 more hospitalizations.

          Author of the article:
          Andy Riga
          Publishing date:
          Sep 22, 2020 • Last Updated 3 minutes ago • 8 minute read

          Top updates
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          https://montrealgazette.com/news/loc...-d10a85f8f1fc/

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          • #6
            Source: https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/quebec-r...ions-1.5116637

            Quebec reports 471 new cases of COVID-19, 10 more hospitalizations
            Katelyn Thomas
            CTV News Montreal Digital Reporter
            Published Wednesday, September 23, 2020 11:05AM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:01PM EDT

            MONTREAL -- Quebec health authorities reported 471 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases in the province since the start of the pandemic to 69,088.

            Four more people have died due to the disease, for a total of 5,809. One of those deaths took place in the past 24 hours, and the other three are from sometime between Sept. 16 and 21, officials say. The deaths took place in Montreal, Laval, the Laurentians and Monteregie...

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            • #7
              Source: https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/quebec-r...ions-1.5118372

              Quebec reports 582 new cases of COVID-19, six more hospitalizations
              Katelyn Thomas
              CTV News Montreal Digital Reporter
              Published Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:05AM EDT Last Updated Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:30AM EDT


              MONTREAL -- Quebec public health authorities reported 582 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases in the province since the start of the pandemic to 69,670.

              Thursday's update is the second time in a week Quebec has reported more than 580 cases of the disease in a 24-hour period. Before these updates, the province hadn't reported numbers as high since the end of May.

              One more death has been recorded in the province, for a total of 5,810. Officials say the death took place in Chaudiere-Appalaches between Sept. 17 and 22.

              Montreal accounts for 247 of the new cases in the province, for a total of 32,063. Quebec City is reporting 103 more cases (total 3,351), the Eastern Townships are reporting 25 (total 1,641), Outaouais is reporting 36 (total 1,210), Chaudiere-Appalaches is reporting 24 (total 1,060), Laval is reporting 29 (total 6,788), and Monteregie is reporting 53 (total 10,198)...

              Outaouais' update is its largest one-day spike since the pandemic began in the spring...

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              • #8
                Source: https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/quebec-h...-000-1.5120066


                Quebec health minister asks people to avoid gatherings for 28 days as COVID-19 cases surpass 70,000
                Katelyn Thomas
                CTV News Montreal Digital Reporter
                Published Friday, September 25, 2020 11:04AM EDT Last Updated Friday, September 25, 2020 2:23PM EDT


                MONTREAL -- Quebec's health minister is insisting for Quebecers to avoid social gatherings for at least 28 days.

                Christian Dube made the announcement at a press conference on Friday after the province surpassed 70,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

                “If we do this, I think that it’ll encourage people to understand that, yes, it’s an additional effort that we’re asking you to do, but there’s an end to it," he said. "It’s for a month, it’s not permanent, we are asking you for one month of efforts to break this second wave." ...

                ...Quebec health authorities reported 637 new cases of the disease on Friday, bringing the provincial total to 70,307 since the start of the pandemic.

                Friday's update is the highest number of cases Quebec has reported over a 24-hour period since May 21, when it reported 718.

                Four more people have died in the province, for a total of 5,814. Officials say the deaths took place between Sept. 18 and 23.

                A significant portion of the cases have been recorded in the Montreal region (229, for a total of 32,292), while 132 cases have been recorded in Quebec City (3,483), 17 in the Eastern Townships (1,658), 38 in Chaudiere-Appalaches (1,098), 43 in Laval (6,831), 20 in Outaouais (1,230), 16 in the Laurentians (4,593) and 83 in Monteregie (10,281).

                Dube announced that the entire metropolitan region of Montreal and the MRC Riviere du Nord -- including the Saint-Jerome area -- are now in the "orange" alert level on the province's regional COVID-19 alert map.

                “The changes in the alert levels demonstrate the seriousness of the situation," Dube said...

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                • #9
                  Source: https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/quebec-r...ours-1.5122144

                  Quebec reports just under 900 new COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours
                  Daniel J. Rowe
                  CTV News Montreal Digital Reporter
                  Published Sunday, September 27, 2020 11:06AM EDT Last Updated Sunday, September 27, 2020 11:20AM EDT

                  MONTREAL -- Quebec public health authorities announced Sunday that 896 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

                  It is the highest daily increase since May 6 when 1,036 new cases were reported.

                  During the same period, Quebec reported two deaths in addition to two more deaths reported between Sept. 20-25.

                  The total number of positive COVID-19 cases in Quebec since the start of the pandemic is now 71,901, and 5,825 people have died due to the disease since the start of the pandemic...

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